Osage. <em>Visiting Tobacco</em>, late 19th-early 20th century. Plant material, cotton fabric, sack: 2 1/4 in.  (5.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Charlie Michel, 11.694.9025. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.11.694.9025.jpg)

Visiting Tobacco

Artist:Osage

Medium: Plant material, cotton fabric

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Dates:late 19th-early 20th century

Dimensions: sack: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)

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Accession Number: 11.694.9025

Image: CUR.11.694.9025.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
This is a small flower printed sack tied with the same fabric. Contents unverified as not opened. This was purchased at the same time as the visiting sticks (see 11.694.8994). According to information received at the time such sticks and tobacco were sometimes sent along by messenger when a traveler was within a day's journey of his destination. Although gifts acknowledged the tobacco was rarely smoked. This bag was given to Culin by Charlie Michel when Culin visited him at his home.

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